The win raises the Wildcats’ record to 2-1, while the Blue Devils fall to 0-3.
Junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (
With UNH leading 73-68, Gibbs drilled a 3-pointer with remaining to effectively shut the lights out on CCSU.
Tied at six into the game, the Wildcats reeled of a 9-0 run to put distance between themselves and the Blue Devils. The 19 second span that the game was tied marked the only time in the game the Wildcats did not have the lead.
The Blue Devils, led by Tristan Blackwood’s 13 first-half points, stormed back to cut the Wildcat lead to one. The game stayed tight until the ‘Cats scored eight straight points, capped by a Christensen trey with left in the half.
UNH, which had three players – including Christensen – who scored 10 points in the opening half, went into the locker room with a 40-33 lead.
Junior guard Eric Gilchrese (
The two teams traded shots in the opening five minutes of the second half until Christensen and Gibbs drained back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Wildcats a game-high 13 point advantage.
Freshman forward Dane DiLiegro (
Blackwood finished with 19 points to lead the Blue Devils.
The Wildcats return to action Sunday, Nov. 25 when they play host to